Are coolers that are compatible with LGA socket 1356 / 1366 / 2011 / 2011-3 also compatible with LGA1156?

I cant find an answer to that though picture from motherboards see similar and I suppose new FANS dont have the "LGA1156" mentioned as supported because its an old design.

In particular I am interested in learning if Noctua NH-U9DX i4 would be compatible with my i5 750 cpu

  • Yes; They are compatible. Example clearly supports both LGA1356 and LGA1156 – Ramhound Jul 12 '16 at 18:24
  • yea but maybe it has different mounting brackets that have to be changed for each LGA but if I buy something else that sais it supports e.g 1366 but hasnt the special brackets for 1156 then what? :P I would hope find the screw distances for those sockets to be absolutely sure :) – papajo Jul 12 '16 at 18:38
  • What special brackets are you talking about? Do you even know, what your talking about, even exists? You asked a "Yes" or "No" question, you are simply said, making it far to complicated of a question. – Ramhound Jul 12 '16 at 18:49

Any Noctua cooler which comes with the SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit can support LGA1156.

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Relevant section of the Noctua NH-U9DX i4 specificatins here:

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Noctua NH-U9DX i4

It is worth pointing out that you can purchase other mounting kits which are compatiable with ALL of their products.

  • NM-I3 Mounting-Kit
  • NM-i115x Mounting-Kit
  • NM-I2011 Mounting-Kit

So the cooler itself is fully compatible. You just have to use the correct mounting kit if the cooler you purchase doesn't come with it.

  • I do realize the description of the SecuFirm2 mounting system makes mention of a different cooler. The point of the description is to highlight the fact, the mounting system, has not actually changed. All you need for it to work is the correct mounting-kit. What evidence do I have to support this, its the fact I have used the same Noctua cooler (in other words the same cooler I purchased), for nearly every hardware I have done in the past 4 years across both Core and Xeon products. – Ramhound Jul 12 '16 at 19:36

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